Archive for May 9th, 2009

Race42012: let’s hope Crist doesn’t run for US Senate

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Race42012:

Let’s hope that this amounts to a great deal of misdirection, as the party does not need a vicious primary battle between Crist and Rubio (the MSM will feast on the “infighting in the Republican Party”, and we can’t afford to squander Crist’s success in expanding the FL GOP’s reach).  With arguably the strongest potential candidate for the Dems, Alex Sink, opting to seek the governor’s office instead of the Senate, the party’s best interests lie in Good Time Charlie running for another term and Rubio having a clear path to the nomination for the Senate seat.

Prime Buzz on failure of late-term abortion veto over-ride

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Senate vote was 25-15.  27 votes needed.

Jack Cashill column: How Notre Dame Thwarted Pro-Life Film

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Jack Cashill:

© Jack Cashill

May 7, 2009

About six months ago, veteran pro-life activist Steve Sanborn approached me about documenting the annual March For Life in Washington, D.C.

Sanborn’s original goal was to put a couple of cameras on rooftops and count the marchers. It had long irked him how consciously and corruptly the major media under-reported the people gathered for this January event.

The more we got to talking, the more we realized the value of creating a serious documentary about the March, the first ever high-end, high-def production.

Convinced of the documentary’s potential, I brought in my long time producing partner, Michael Wunsch of Outpost Worldwide, and the actress and pro-life activist, Jennifer O’Neill (below), who would serve as on-camera spokesperson and narrator. (more…)

Detroit: Teachers fired if they’re behind on union dues, but not for performance

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This is a district with a 70% drop-out rate.

HT Ben Cunningham:

Source:

The following was written by Mark O’Keefe, executive vice president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers: “We are in the unfortunate position of having to notify seventy teachers that they may be terminated for nonpayment of union dues. Paying union dues, or alternatively agency shop fees, is a condition of your employment. “When members do not fulfill their responsibility to pay their dues, we are in an unfortunate position. We have to notify the district that employment will be terminated in 35 days if the delinquent dues are not paid.” Wow. Is this proof that the primary purpose of public schools is NOT to educate the children? The Detroit Public School System is currently in a severe crises, and is being managed by an Emergency Financial Manager due to a $150 million deficit. The district has a 70% dropout rate, and they are losing thousands of students each year. “Shouldn’t someone make sure none of those 70 teachers are outstanding educators who do a great job for their students and their districts?” asks Kyle Olson, vice president of the Education Action Group.